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The Salvation Army still hoping to reach goal despite low donations this year

Posted at 4:56 PM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 20:40:29-05

INDIANAPOLIS — With just a few days left in 2019, The Salvation Army is hoping for donations to continue helping Hoosiers.

So far this year, The Salvation Army says it's $100,000 behind where they were last year after the red kettle campaign. Part of it could be because Black Friday was a week later this year than it was in last year.

While the campaign is over, the organization is hopeful they can still meet its goal of $3 million with charitable donations made in the last week of the year.

"We don't want people to be denied any service," The Salvation Army Maj. K. Kendall Mathews said. "We want to help as many people as possible. We need the support of the community at this time to give to us financially. The Salvation Army is not always out year round all the time saying we need, we need. So when we say as an organization we need your help, we need your help."

The money will help fund things like summer camp for low-income kids in the Pathway of Hope program, which helps families break the cycle of poverty, adults seeking treatment, and families who need emergency assistance.

If you are interested in making a donation, you can contact the Indiana Divisional Headquarters at 800-589-1037, find your local Salvation Army location online, or make a donation online.

Designated and undesignated gifts can also be sent to the following address:
The Salvation Army
6060 Castleway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250